Taking a serious jab at superheroes this week, Rick and Morty’s third season rolls on in spectacular and emotional highs.
Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender sees Rick and Morty travel to a gathering of superheroes known as the Vindicators, who Morty idolises and Rick hates. While the intention is to stop the villainous Worldender from… Ending stuff… Things take a rather awkward turn thanks to Rick’s alcoholism.
No matter what the online Rick and Morty community seems to think (I will talk a little bit about them later), this season has been one home run after the other. Episode four is no different. The episode is a series of events that ultimately highlights a clash of mindsets between Morty and Rick, and is yet another deep episode in this third season. And of course, it’s cleverly hilarious.
There is really nothing else to say. When a show is this consistent, you could have an episode a day and never get tired of it. However, having come four episodes into this season, I would like to talk a little bit about the Rick and Morty fandom, who have seemingly had a problem with this season, without real reason.
Apparently the idea of Summer being a little more important this season (even though she has about one line in this episode) is a bad one. There’s been a wave of negativity towards the show’s new female writers, for some reason, and honestly, it’s stupid. The only thing different about this season is that it’s been more emotionally-driven than the previous two, and that only makes it better. Having watched the first two seasons a few too many times to be proud of, there is nothing so different about this season that automatically turns it into a worse show. If Pickle Rick was something existed in the last season, it wouldn’t have received as much criticism as it did, for reasons that aren’t exactly justified. If you don’t want the show to progress and to just be stuck where it was, don’t watch anything past the first two seasons. Stop trying to ruin what the rest of us love. Rant over.
Also, I swear Noobnoob, a character in this episode, is the same species as Mr Poopie Butthole from season two. He even sounds like him.
On a scale where M is the lowest, and R is the highest possible rating, with the highlighted letter being the rating: